This was my first trip to China since 1973! Beijing has changed more than any other city I have seen.
I was there on business and only for 6 days, and only had one day free to visit the Wall and shop. Food was excellent, though while beer was cold at Hotel and a few bars, not cold elsewhere.
Beijing is not a cheap place, and there is signs of affluence everywhere, with no old cars on the street and everyone well dressed. Petrol is same cost as here and fresh food like fruit and veges was more expensive than Melbourne.
Many very beautiful young women at our Hotel, but I could not find the elixir of youth, so I was just in observation mode. We stayed at the Hilton and it was very good, and cheaper than expected.
Overall a very impressive place, and as the business side went well, we will return later in year in greater numbers to further our conquest.